What we know about ‘Stranger Things 2’
By Rob Lowman
With less than three weeks before it drops on Netflix, a trailer for Season 2 of “Stranger Things” has finally hit.
The year is now 1984. You can tell by the fact that the gang are wearing Ghostbusters outfits for Halloween. The film had been released the prior June.
“Nothing is going to go back to the way it was – not really,” you hear David Harbour, who plays the sheriff of Hawkins, Indiana. The small town is still reeling from the monstrous Demogorgon, the horrors of the secret government lab and an eerie alternate dimension called the Upside Down.
In the trailer, we see Will (Noah Schnapp) having more visions of the Upside Down. So we know the nightmare isn’t over.
The Duffer Brothers, who created the hit retro series, are promising that things will get crazier in Season 2. So far, Netflix and everybody involved have kept a tight lid on about what will happen, but we know a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived.
One thing that will still be the same is the series’ penchant for Eighties nostalgia. Yes, that’s Vincent Price’s spooky voiceover from Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” on the trailer.
The series, being released Oct. 27, has already created eight posters that spoof classic films from the era, including Millie Bobby Brown’s Eleven channeling Drew Barrymore in “Firestarter.”
The Duffers have the dubbed the new entity the “shadow monster,” but who knows? They could do a switcheroo.
In a Twitter teaser on Monday, Netflix suggested new episode titles and a new order from the ones announced in August.
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It looks as though the rundown is this: Chapter 1: Dragon’s Lair; Chapter 2: Trick or Treat Freak; Chapter 3: The Pollywog; Chapter 4: Will the Wise; Chapter 5: Dig Dug; Chapter 6: The […]